3 Nov 2021

Covid-19: Schools estimate thousands of vaccine-resistant staff

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 3 November 2021

Principals estimate several thousand teachers are resisting the government's directive to get vaccinated before 15 November.

Some are presenting bogus exemption certificates and the Education Ministry has told them not to accept such forms until it has provided guidance.

School and early childhood staff must get their first vaccination by the middle of November and be fully vaccinated by the start of January.

Education correspondent John Gerritsen reports.